SMITH, HENRY I. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company B, 7th lowa Infantry.
Place and date:   At Black River, N.C., 15 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Shell Rock Fall, Cerro Gordo County, lowa. Born: 4 May 1840, England. Date of issue: 7 September 1894.

Citation:   Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)